Lent Day Twenty-Two
Lent Day Twenty-Two – Wednesday, March 27, 2014 – Captain’s Log – Somewhere in the galaxy a large cube of technology moves through space. “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.” That is the Borg by-line from Star Trek – The Next Generation and the television series Star Trek Voyager. Actually, that is a paraphrase of the actual phrases used by The Borg. The Borg is a collection of species that have been turned into cybernetic organisms functioning as drones of the Collective, or the hive. Of course the Borg were part human and mostly machine. The Borg fed on data streams. If you were assimilated and assimilation was not optional, there was no turning back. Except of course if you were Captain Picard. I am feeling assimilated today because at the gym, I had a small IPod Nano and a Fit Bit. The IPod was clipped to my shirt, with ear plug listening devices and the Fit Bit around my wrist. Counting the artificial lens in the right eye, I had three technological enhancements. The lens and Fit-Bit are receiving data while the IPod is giving data in the form of music. When I synced my Fit-Bit to my computer, I visualized the Borg plugging themselves into a charging socket. This was their sleep pattern. So far today I have taken 7619 steps that come to 3.38 miles. With 37 “very active” minutes, I burned 1289 calories. I exercise to avoid various other body part replacements. Now I must be assimilated and go take a nap. Resistance is futile.